The State of Eritrea covers 117,600 sq km (45,405 sq mi) and it is bounded on the east by the Red Sea, on the southeast by Djibouti, on the south and west by Ethiopia, and on the north and northwest by Sudan.
It became a de facto state in 1991 after a long secession war, later formalized in 1993 by a referendum.
Isaias Afewerki is the only President of Eritrea since independence with no constitution or election.
Eritrea’s population is estimated about 6 million in 2014. Asmara is the capital, while Massawa is the main port.
Read the posts related to Eritrea below.
A United Nations report implicates Eritrea of massacres targeting Kunama and Afar communities and the existence of mass graves. The Kunamas, who live in Eritrea’s most fertile land and suspected of being pro-Ethiopia by Asmara, were subjected [...]
A United Nation’s report indicates the Eritrean regime committed “systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations [that] may constitute crimes against humanity”. The damning report, released today, came from the UN [...]
Tension remains high on Ethiopian and Eritrea border after a series of clashes in mid-March. The situation deteriorated on the second weekend of the month (March 14 or 15) following a surprise attack by Eritrean military around Badme area. Several [...]
Which African countries are big recipients of Official Development Assistance (ODA)? There are a number of ways to compare. One way is to compare the nominal amount of aid received by each country. That puts Ethiopia as the 2nd top aid recipient [...]
Eritrea deems the presence of foreign marines and bases as destabilizing to Red Sea and has been urging for a summit of coastal countries – spearheaded by Egypt and exclusive of Israel. The revelation came in a remark made by the Eritrean [...]
Highlights:– Ethiopia’s is 132nd of the 189 economies, 4 points above the 136th Kenya, in the overall global ranking of ease of doing business. – Ethiopia also ranks 14th of the 47 Sub-Saharan Africa economies while Kenya is right next [...]
(Leonard Vincent) On Saturday morning, two exiled Eritrean journalists in exile and two European journalists – British Martin Plaut and me – had an hour-long telephone conversation with activists from ArbiHarnet (Freedom Friday) [...]
Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab and the Ethiopian rebel ONLF appear to have formed a logistical cooperation, as Eritrean support for the latter surged, according to a United Nations’ report. The latest developments in the [...]
Eritrea continued to support at least three Ethiopian rebel groups including Ginbot 7, a United Nations’ report indicated last week. Gnbot 7 is an organization founded in 2009 and chaired by Berhanu Nega (PhD). The group’s [...]
United Nations’ report indicated that Eritrea continued propping up Tigrai People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) in violation of Security Council resolution 1907 (2009). The latest report of the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, [...]
Ethiopian prosecutors charged six men on Tuesday in connection with a foiled plot to disrupt the Grand Ethiopian renaissance dam. The six men allegedly received political and military trainings and armaments in Eritrea, according to reports on local [...]
Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea seized the opportunity to point fingers at the West for the old developmental paradigm, the threats of climate change, and delay in UN reform, respectively, during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly which took [...]
United Nations’ Human Rights Council appointed Mike Smith (Australia) and Victor Dankwa (Ghana) to serve in the Commission of Inquiry, together with Sheila Keetharuth (Mauritius), the council’s special rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea. [...]
Twenty-four Eritrean migrants have been found in the back of a refrigerated yoghurt lorry in Kent after they were heard knocking and pleading for oxygen. They were discovered in Menzies Road, in Whitfield, near Dover at 11:50 BST by local garage [...]
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs websiteEritrea Travel WarningSeptember 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country [...]